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 **How do we register for a club game?** **How do we register for a club game?**
  
-Log on to BBO<br /> +  * Log on to BBO 
-Click Competitive under Play or Watch Bridge<br /> +  ​* ​Click Competitive under Play or Watch Bridge 
-Then click All Tournaments<br /> +  ​* ​Then click All Tournaments 
-In the Search Box (above where it says “Entries”) type the name of the club<br /> +  ​* ​In the Search Box (above where it says “Entries”) type the name of the club 
-Click on the event in the list<br /> +  ​* ​Click on the event in the list 
-Enter the BBO name of your partner<br /> +  ​* ​Enter the BBO name of your partner 
-Click invite. Your partner will also need to be logged on to BBO in order for them to receive your invite.+  ​* ​Click invite. Your partner will also need to be logged on to BBO in order for them to receive your invite.
  
 If you receive a message "This tournament is private - only select usernames are allowed to participate"​ then you need to contact your club to be added to the list. Possibly your username is in the list but has been misspelt. If you receive a message "This tournament is private - only select usernames are allowed to participate"​ then you need to contact your club to be added to the list. Possibly your username is in the list but has been misspelt.
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 **What happens if there’s a half table?** **What happens if there’s a half table?**
  
-BBO can start a game with a half table but cannot move to round 2 with a half table. BBO has a list of people who have indicated they are willing to act as substitutes for any tournament, the usual procedure is to use two people from the list to make up the half table. These people will probably not be from UK and therefore will probably not play Acol but it avoids the need for the club to have a designated standby pair.+BBO does not recommend using Sit Outs as BBO was not designed ​to use Sit Outs and they have not been tested by BBO. For normal movements they may work fine but it is at the club's risk. 
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 +BBO has a list of people who have indicated they are willing to act as substitutes for any tournament, the usual procedure is to use two people from the list to make up the half table. These people will probably not be from UK and therefore will probably not play Acol but it avoids the need for the club to have a designated standby pair.
  
 If the club has a designated standby pair then they can be brought in if the game the game starts with a half table. In this case they would not pay an entry fee. If the club has a designated standby pair then they can be brought in if the game the game starts with a half table. In this case they would not pay an entry fee.
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 +Robots can be used as substitutes both individually or as a pair to make up a half table.
  
 Whichever substitutes option is used the club will be charged UMS (P2P) for the substitutes. Whichever substitutes option is used the club will be charged UMS (P2P) for the substitutes.
  
-Robots cannot ​be used as substitutes.+**What happens if I get disconnected during a game?** 
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 +If someone loses their connection and then logs straight back on then their seat will be reserved for them and they will be taken straight back to it automatically. If someone loses their connection and is offline for a longer period then the director would be alerted and would bring in a temporary substitute. There is a list of people on BBO who have said they are willing to be a substitute for any tournament who can be called upon for this purpose. When the original player gets back online they will be automatically taken back to their seat at the start of the next hand.
  
 **If a pair have registered but then miss the start will their entry fee be refunded?** **If a pair have registered but then miss the start will their entry fee be refunded?**
  
 Yes it will be. Yes it will be.
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 +**How do we upload the results to Bridgewebs and to EBU?**
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 +There are a number of 3rd party utilities which can help to create the XML files for upload to Bridgewebs and EBU. One such utility is called BBO Extractor, instructions on how to use it can be found [[bboextractor|here]].
  
 **Our club members are concerned about buying BB$, is there another option?** **Our club members are concerned about buying BB$, is there another option?**
  
-Yes there is. If the club chooses they can setup their games up so that the players do not pay anything when they register and the club is then charged for use of the BBO platform instead. The standard ​amount the club would be  charged by BBO would be $1 per person per session ​although if the club will be charging members more than £2.50 to play then BBO will increase this to 30% of what the club is charging. This is in line with the original price model where 30% of all table money is retained by BBO. The club would be responsible for collecting the table money from the players. The money charged by BBO would be collected by the EBU to pass on to BBO, in addition to the UMS (P2P) fees.+Yes there is. If the club chooses they can setup their games up so that the players do not pay anything when they register and the club is then charged for use of the BBO platform instead. The amount the club would be  charged by BBO would be $1 per person per session. The club would be responsible for collecting the table money from the players. The money charged by BBO would be collected by the EBU to pass on to BBO, in addition to the UMS (P2P) fees.
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